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  • 1. ESSAY ORGANIZER Submit by Email Print FormSAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE TYPING-COMPLETE USING ADOBE READER-SAVE OFTENYour Name Kory MinnerYour Topic Galapagos Islands Type of Essay Persuasive / Argumentative Compare / Contrast Cause / Effect Literary Analysis Informational Interview Descriptive Evaluation Research Other Division and Classification Narrative Definition PersonalBRAINSTORMINGLink to your Mindmap OR Free Mind Map SitesAttach your Mindmap illustration file here Mind Meister Bubbl.us Mind42Thesis StatementNeed help?I believe that... the Galapagos islands are a great place the go on vacation.* READ - Quick Note Is your thesis narrowly focused?You should test whether or not it is a thesisstatement by imagining the words, "I believe that" Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?before the thesis statement.Those three words are not actually part of thethesis statement.Your Subtopics Topic Topic Topic Charles Darwin Animal Life Tourist attraction 1 2 3 Most Important Topic / Strongest 2nd Most Important Topic 3rd Most Important Topic / Weakest Are your topics completely different? Are your topics interesting?
  • 2. Topic 1 Charles DarwinWhat is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to Charles Darwin was a great man and his theories and legend life on today.your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 In 1835 Charles Darwin went to the Galapagos Islands and founded the theory of1-5 sentences evolution and operations known as Darwinism.Need a transition word?Source http://www.darwinadventure.com/galapagos-charles-darwin.htm Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 In 1959 the Charles Darwin Foundation was made to perserve the ecosystem of the 1-5 sentences Galapagos Islands. Need a transition word? Source http://www.darwinadventure.com/galapagos-charles-darwin.htm Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 The foundation informs everyone about the islands by going to schools, communities and 1-5 sentences visitors and by helping the Ecuadorian Government by helping them with the Need a transition word? environment. Source http://www.darwinadventure.com/galapagos-charles-darwin.htm Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to transition into the next paragraph? The animals have evolve to survive on the Islands. Need a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 3. Topic 2 Animal LifeWhat is one good sentence There are many animals on the island that you can see and that have been there forto introduce this topic to many years.your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #11-5 sentences Geochelone elephantopus, also known as giant tortoises, are a big tourist attraction.Need a transition word?Source http://www.rutahsa.com/gal-anim.html Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 Marine iguanas are the only swimming lizard and even though tit has its meals and swims 1-5 sentences on the ocean bottom they spend most of their time on land. The land iguanas used to be Need a transition word? very abundant but due to them being "good eats" the population has lowered Source http://www.rutahsa.com/gal-anim.html Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 The sea lions are the biggest attraction due to their interaction with swimmers and people 1-5 sentences on the beach. They like to interact with swimmers by playing chicken under water by Need a transition word? going strait at the person and turning of as if it were in one of those action movies when the two cars go at eachother. Source http://www.rutahsa.com/gal-anim.html Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to transition into the next paragraph? The animals are a big tourist attraction and so is the rest of the island. Need a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 4. Topic 3 Tourist AttractionsWhat is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to The tourists have many things hey can do when at the islands.your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 Snorkeling is a big attraction because of the interaction with the sea creatures, like the1-5 sentences sea lions, sea turtles and marine iguanas. Also there is penguins that swim with you andNeed a transition word? spotted eagle rays.Source http://www.cruisesingalapagos.com/snorkeling.htm Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 1-5 sentences The sierra negra is an active volcano that tourists can either hike or ride horseback to. Need a transition word? Source http://islands.travour.com/galapagos-island/tourist-attractions-in-galapagos-island.html Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 Through December and April a watsuit is not necessary due to the 25 degrees celcius 1-5 sentences waters and during the rest of the year it can be degrees celcius so if you might need a Need a transition word? wetsuit. Source http://www.cruisesingalapagos.com/snorkeling.htm Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 5. Introduction ParagraphNeed help?Ask yourself1) How can I get my readers attention?2) Imagine your reader knows nothing about your topic. What background information could I give my reader aboutmy topic?3) Why should the reader care to know this information?4) What is it you are trying to prove?Attention Getter The Galapagos Island have many exiting activities from snorkling with sealions to1 Sentence checking out an active volcano.Need help?What was your attention getter? A Question A Quick Story An Interesting Fact A Quote A Shocking Statistic An Unusual Statement OtherBackground Information 2-5 Sentences- Introduce your topic, but notyour thesis In the Galapagos Islands there are many things you can do, such as take a - Provide insider details that cruise around the tropical island. Also there are jungles and beaches to havewould help your reader better fun on and explore.understand your topic, withoutproviding information you arediscussing in your support. Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Why should your reader care?Complete this sentence..It is important that you read this the Galapagos Islands are being effected by the visitor because the peopelessay because... are bringing foreign germs and insects to the environment so it might not be*Read - Quick Note"It is important that you read this essay because" here tomorrow.is a way to help you word this sentence and those9 words should not be copied and pasted intoyour essay. Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Thesis Statement(paste the one you already The Galapagos islands are a great place the go on vacation.wrote on page 1) QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Did you avoid referring to yourself or your reader directly? Would you want to read your paper after reading your introduction?
  • 6. Conclusion ParagraphNeed help?A conclusion should...1) Include a brief summary of the papers main points.2) Suggest results or consequences3) Leave a lasting impressionRestate your thesis in In conclusion, the Galapagos islands are an exiting and adventuresome vacation spot.a fresh, new way Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 1 Charles Darwin Foundation is helping the environment with the help of Charles1-3 Sentences Darwins research.Need a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 21-3 SentencesNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 31-3 SentencesNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Final Thought1 Sentence-Contains vivid language-Compound or Complex sentence-Leave a lasting impression-Sums up your essay in oneincredible sentenceNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Did you avoid referring to yourself or your reader directly? Did you feel your conclusion leaves the reader satisfied and impressed?
  • 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY Copy and Paste your citations you created using Easybib You will be able to copy and paste this onto your Bibliography page.CitationsinAlphabeticalOrder Paragraph Organization- Copy and Paste your sentences in the correct order Paragraph 1- Introduction Paragraph 3 - Body Paragraph 2 Paragraph 5 - Conclusion - Attention Getter - Topic Introduction - Thesis Restatement - Background Information - Support 1 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 1 - Why should we care sentence - Support 2 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 2 - Thesis Statement - Support 3 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 3 - Transition - Strong Final Thought Paragraph 2 - Body Paragraph 1 Paragraph 4 - Body Paragraph 3 Final page - Bibliography - Topic Introduction - On a new page - Support 1 - Topic Introduction - Titled - Bibliography - Support 2 - Support 1 - Use citations created from Easybib - Support 3 - Support 2 - MLA Format - Transition - Support 3 - Alphabetized Before you submit checklist Is your paper in Time New Roman font? Do you proofread at least 3 times? Do you use 12 pt font and double space? Has someone other than you read this paper? Do I spell everything correctly? Did I put everything in my own words to avoid plagiarism? Did I check all punctuation and capitalization? Have I done my best? Did I rid my essay of unnecessary qualifiers like "Really" "Just" "Sort of" "Like" and "So" Do you get rid of BABY WORDS and use a thesaurus to enhance your language? mrdaley@mrdaley.com